Louisville (Web Desk) – All of the 15,000 tickets for Friday’s public memorial service in honor of boxing legend Muhammad Ali have been distributed, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.

According to details, masses of people piled up in long queues to grab a seat in the KFC Yum! Center, a large sports arena, for Friday´s interfaith ceremony.

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Ten ticket booths were set up to distribute four free tickets per person. In just sixty-five minutes, all of them had been handed out.

Louisville, the largest city in the southern state of Kentucky with population of nearly 600,000 people, will play host to a mass public celebration of Ali´s life on Thursday and Friday.

Former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal will eulogize Ali on the occasion.


The Louisville ceremonies will have three key moments: an Islamic prayer service open to all on Thursday, a long public funeral procession through the city on Friday and the public memorial service.The memorial event will also be streamed online.

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It is pertinent to mention that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed he will be there but President Barack Obama will not attend the event.Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Jalil Abbas Jilani will also be there at the funeral of great Muhammad Ali.

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